U City Platinum Apartments Adelaide

Platinum Apartments

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State-of-the-art vibrant city living for people with disabilities.

U City will be home to a vibrant community of people in the heart of the city. If you live with disability and have high physical support needs, our Platinum Apartments will offer specialist disability accommodation and the opportunity to enjoy all the action and excitement that inner-city living brings. To be eligible you need to have an approved SDA plan with the NDIS.

Due to open mid-2019, our Platinum Apartments are designed to meet the NDIA’s High Physical Support requirements and Liveable Housing Australia’s Platinum design level.

Developed in conjunction with Paraquad SA and Muscular Dystrophy SA, each apartment includes state-of-the-art features to support your independence.

The private and completely accessible apartments feature home automation technology, open plan living, a balcony, and customisable kitchens and bathrooms.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the U City Platinum Apartments.

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Features

Our modern, open-plan Platinum Apartments offer you private city living including:

  • your own accessible balcony and a community balcony with city views
  • laundry and built-in wardrobes
  • ceiling hoist provisions from main bedroom to ensuite bathroom
  • height adjustable ensuite basins and kitchen benches*
  • easy-access automated entrance door
  • home automation technology for lights and air-conditioning
  • apartments can be further automated using assistive technology as needed

*available in most apartments

Privacy and independence or family living

U City Platinum Apartments comprise of 6 one-bedroom, single-bathroom and 15 two-bedroom, two-bathroom private apartments, giving you the unique choice to live on your own or with family members, friends or carers.

For support with daily living assistance, you will have the flexibility to work with your existing support service provider, or look into the support options Uniting Communities offers.

Onsite Overnight Assistance

Onsite overnight assistance will be available for people with this service included in their NDIS plan. This service offers flexible support options tailored to your individual needs.

Fantastic location

Located close to public transport, hospitals, shopping precincts, further education, health services and a bustling dining and entertainment precinct, you can be part of a vibrant, diverse and connected inner-city community.

Register your interest in the U City Platinum Apartments today

Call 1800 247 365

Specialist Disability Accommodation

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing designed to cater for eligible NDIS participants with very high support needs and/or extreme functional impairment. High physical support refers to people with complex support needs that require wider access and may also need additional equipment such as hoists and assistive technology.

Participants who meet certain eligibility criteria and are assessed as needing a specialist housing solution as part of their supports will receive funding from the NDIA to cover the costs of SDA.

There are 5 levels of SDAs covered under the NDIS:

  • Basic
  • Improved liveability
  • Fully accessible
  • Robust
  • High physical support

The U City Platinum Apartments are designed to meet the NDIA’s High Physical Support requirements and Liveable Housing Australia’s Platinum design level through incorporating state-of-the-art design features.

SDA funding covers accommodation component of your NDIS plan. Additional Supported Independent Living (SIL) costs are funded and assessed separately by the NDIS.

SDA housing is designed to cater for those that need a specialist housing solution and is not for all people with disability.

More information can be found on the NDIS website here.

Am I eligible for a U City Platinum Apartment?

To be eligible for a U City Platinum Apartment you need to have an approved SDA plan with the NDIS. You will need approval prior to moving in, however, you don’t need approval before applying for an apartment.

To find out more about NDIS eligibility visit the NDIS website here.

If you are not yet an NDIS participant, the Summer Foundation has developed a useful resource on pathways to accessing SDA funding.

More information can be found on the Summer Foundation website here.

Specialist Disability Accommodation FAQ

WHAT IS THE NDIS?

The National Insurance Disability Scheme (NDIS) provides support for Australians living with disability. The NDIS provides Australians under the age of 65 who have permanent disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy life. The NDIS works to help people with disability achieve their goals which may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing.

For more information visit the NDIS website here.

WHAT IS SPECIALIST DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION (SDA)?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing designed to cater for eligible NDIS participants with very high support needs and/or extreme functional impairment. High physical support refers to people with complex support needs that require wider access and may also need additional equipment such as hoists, assistive technology and other equipment.

Participants who meet certain eligibility criteria and are assessed as needing a specialist housing solution as part of their supports will receive funding from the NDIA to cover the costs of SDA.

There are 5 levels of SDAs covered under the NDIS:

  • Basic
  • Improved liveability
  • Fully accessible
  • Robust
  • High physical support

The U City Platinum Apartments are designed to meet the NDIA’s High Physical Support requirements and Liveable Housing Australia’s Platinum design level through incorporating state-of-the-art design features.

SDA funding covers the accommodation component of your NDIS plan. Additional Supported Independent Living (SIL) costs, are funded and assessed separately by the NDIS.

SDA housing is designed to cater for those that need a specialist housing solution and is not for all people with disability.

More information can be found on the NDIS website here.

WHO CAN LIVE IN A U CITY PLATINUM APARTMENT?

Individuals living with high physical support needs that qualify for Specialist Disability Accommodation funding under the NDIS.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A PLATINUM APARTMENT?

To be eligible for a U City Platinum Apartment you need to have an approved SDA plan with the NDIS. You will need approval prior to moving in, however, you don’t need approval before applying for an apartment.

To find out more about NDIS eligibility visit the NDIS website here.

If you are not yet an NDIS participant, the Summer Foundation has developed a useful resource on pathways to accessing SDA funding.

More information can be found on the Summer Foundation website here.

HOW DO I ACCESS SDA FUNDING?

SDA funding is assessed by the NDIA on a case by case basis. If you are already an NDIS participant, speak to your planner or support coordinator about your housing goals and options.

If you are not yet an NDIS participant, there are a number of useful resources on pathways to accessing SDA funding.

More information can be found on the NDIS website here and here and the Summer Foundation website here.

IS THERE RENT CONTRIBUTION FOR A U CITY PLATINUM APARTMENT?

Rent is set at 25% of the disability support pension base rate plus up to 100% of Commonwealth rent assistance. A negotiated rate will apply if you have an income. This covers the rent of the Platinum Apartment and you will also be required to pay for all utilities and food.

CAN I HAVE ANOTHER PERSON MOVE IN WITH ME?

Yes, you have the unique choice of living on your own or with family members, friends or carers.

DO U CITY PLATINUM APARTMENTS PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?

No, U City Platinum Apartments provide accommodation only.

CAN I CHOOSE MY OWN SUPPORTS?

Yes, you can choose your own Supported Independent Living (SIL) provider, or talk to Uniting Communities about the services they offer.

IS THERE A PRIORITY?

No, access to the Platinum Apartments will be determined by your individual NDIS plan. We have a limited number of apartments that we can offer to the market and we hope that other developers follow our lead to offer high quality residential opportunities for people and families living with disability.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A U CITY PLATINUM APARTMENT?

Complete the online registration form here or call 1800 247 365 to speak with a Platinum Apartment representative.

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